Our Building

The hotel is available for rent for $2,200 a week ($314 a night).

It offers 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, large kitchen, large dining room, 3 large entertaining rooms and 2 full length verandas.

Standing prominently on the eastern shores of the Barra Strait on the Bras d'Or Lakes, this grand three storey structure (Second Empire) was built as an elegant 15 bedroom hotel in 1887. It has undergone many renovations and updates over the years, yet maintaining the original character.

Rest your head where US Presidents (Roosevelt, Cleveland and Taft), Sir Charles Tupper, Alexander Graham Bell, Helen Keller, to name a few, slept! Eat in the dining room where King George the V had lunch! This property has hosted many of the great thinkers of the 19th & 20th centuries.

The building stays cool in the summer, making for a very comfortable sleep (hearing the waves lap against the shore sure helps too). Our guests always tell us that this was the best sleep of their vacation!

The front verandas is where you will want to spend most of your time. Enjoy a peaceful view and salt water breeze while you watch the sunset over the hills of Iona.

Getting married? We have hosted many wedding parties with rehearsal dinners, after parties, wedding ceremony, wedding photos, and honeymoons. Many brides like to stay with their bridesmaids and get ready here the day of the wedding.

The large space also makes a great venue for anniversary parties, retirement parties and retreats.